It looks like the wait is over for PlayStation Network fans.
According to a post today on the U.S. PlayStation.Blog, PSN in America is now coming back online. According to the post all users can now update their PS3 firmware and PSN password, both of which are requirements before signing back onto PSN itself.
The process to bring PSN back online is going to take several hours. The post includes a map of the United States which will color in areas and states as they are brought online. As of writing, no part of the map is currently filled in.
"Please note that these services will take a bit of time to be turned on and rolled out to the whole country," the post read. "The process has begun and some states are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach your city and state."
A caveat was added in the post that updates to the map may actually occur slightly before coverage is completely restored to your specific area. No mention was made of other countries regaining service, though it's a safe guess that high-density markets will be the first areas brought online.
Let us know in the comments when your access to PSN is restored - though you'll probably be too busy playing Mortal Kombat and Portal 2.